Cost to Install a Split System Air Conditioner

Updated: January 2016

Split System Air Conditioner Installation Cost CalculatorZip Code
ItemQuantityLow  High  
Split Ac Unit Cost
Non-discounted retail pricing for: 2 Ton 16 SEER dual zone mini-split heat pump system. 18,000 BTU outdoor condensing unit and 9,000 BTU indoor air handlers with remote control. Requires 240V 25A electrical connection required at unit. 10 yr limited warranty.FALSE
1 unit$1,434.93$1,674.54
Split Ac Unit Labor
Labor estimate to install split system air conditioner. Mount indoor air handler and cut ducting hole in wall. Install outdoor condenser. Connect and conceal electrical (to existing circuit) connections. Connect, secure and conceal piping. Includes planning, equipment and material acquisition, area preparation and protection, setup and cleanup.
14.3 hours$1,099.32$1,601.20
Split Ac Unit Materials and Supplies
Cost of related materials and supplies typically required to install split system air conditioner including: fittings, fasteners and mounting hardware.
1 Unit$41.89$48.16

Totals - Cost to Install Split System Air Conditioner - 1 Unit $2,576.14$3,323.90
Average Cost Per Unit  $2,576.14$3,323.90

Get an INSTANT estimate of the cost to Install a Split System Air Conditioner! Our free calculator uses recent, trusted data to estimate costs for your Split System Air Conditioner Installation project. For a basic 1 unit project in zip code 47474, the benchmark cost to Install a Split System Air Conditioner ranges between $2,576.14 - $3,323.90 per unit.

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Cost to Install a Split System Air Conditioner - Notes and General Information

Homewyse cost estimates are "ballpark" ranges for basic work performed in normal, serviceable conditions. The estimates should only be used for preliminary planning. Homewyse estimates are NOT substitutes for firm quotes from qualified vendors. Homewyse strongly recommends that you contact reputable professionals for an accurate assessment of work required and costs for your project - before making any decisions or commitments.

The cost estimate includes:

  • Costs for local material / equipment delivery to and service provider transportation to and from the job site.
  • Costs to prepare the worksite for Split System Air Conditioner Installation, including costs to protect existing structure(s), finishes, materials and components.
  • Costs for job cleanup and debris removal at project completion.
  • Labor setup time, mobilization time and minimum hourly charges that are commonly included for small Split System Air Conditioner Installation jobs.

The cost estimate does NOT include:

  • Costs for removing, relocating, repairing, or modifying existing framing, surfacing, HVAC, electrical, and plumbing systems - or bringing those systems into compliance with current building codes.
  • Costs for testing and remediation of hazardous materials (asbestos, lead, etc).
  • General contractor overhead and markup for organizing and supervising the Split System Air Conditioner Installation. Add 15% to 23% to the total cost above if a general contractor will supervise this project.
  • Sales tax on materials and supplies.
  • Permit or inspection fees (or portion thereof) required by your local building department for your overall project.

Cost to Install a Split System Air Conditioner - References

Split System Air Conditioner Installation - Average Cost Per Unit

Expect to pay in the high end of the estimated price range for a licensed, bonded and insured contractor and for complex or rush projects. Hire carefully, only after verifying prior work quality.

For the best value on Split System Air Conditioner Installation: combine related projects; get bids from several pros; and be flexible about project scheduling.

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